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  • 1. Saving Sully\\'s Washington by Foushee, Ola Maie
     
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    In 1815, Governor William Miller appealed to the North Carolina General Assembly to commission a statue and two portraits of President George Washington, for the State House rotunda, House room, and Senate room, respectively. The assembly appropriated $10,000 for a statue of Washington by Antonio Canova of Rome, Italy. Thomas Sully was chosen as the painter and, in 1817, completed a full-length copy of Gilbert Stuart's famous portrait of Washington. This portrait was placed in the State House and suffered fire damage when the House burned in 1831, and the restoration of the portrait was not begun until 1980. Dr. Adele De Cruz of the North Carolina Museum of Art, together with three other conservators and four assistants, has fully restored the painting, which will return to the State Capitol after being on display for a time at the museum.
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    The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 49 Issue 1, June 1981, p8-10, il, por  (Periodical website)
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  • 2. Tom Angell of Hateras by Angell, Lou
     
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    In 1874, a white Massachusetts family landed at Hatteras and brought with them a young black boy named Thomas Vince, who was to be their servant and handyman. Nelson Paul Angell, his wife, Inez, their son, Lewis, together with Tom, lived in and manned the Hatteras lighthouse until Nelson died in 1887. Inez and the two boys then moved to the Angells' fifteen-acre retirement estate. Inez died in 1912, and, as sole beneficiary, Tom inherited the estate. Tom became the town's first tax-paying black resident and would remain so until his death. Tom made ice cream and played the parlor piano, which made his home a social center for the town. He was the chief cook for the Gooseville Gun Club, and, after he developed cancer, it was the club who paid all his medical expenses, property taxes, and funeral expenses. Tom died in 1937.
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    The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 49 Issue 1, June 1981, p19-21, 35, il, por  (Periodical website)
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    8647
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